Brian Blakesley has joined Vertex Services Group from ENGIE to become managing director of its newly created operating division Vertex Building Services.
His appointment is the leading indicator of a major resource investment Vertex is making to grow its building services offering to a new level. Formed in 2005, it is looking to add particularly to its larger customer portfolio base in London and to increasing the ratio of sites supported by resident engineer teams to those served by its mobile units.
Blakesley joins Vertex from the French-headquartered utility company which now trades as ENGIE (formerly Cofely) where he assumed a director’s role when it acquired his former employer, IGS Services in 1990. Between these businesses he has held directorships for 25 years, eventually overseeing a Cofely client portfolio worth over £100 million annual turnover.
Commenting on the appointment, Pat Curran, Vertex chairman, said:
“Brian joins us with a passion to provide large customers with a personalised engineering service; delivering innovation, energy management and value-for-money. His experience and enthusiasm will enable Vertex to develop more effectively in the very competitive London marketplace and enhance our perception as an exceptional service provider with dedicated team members.”